Baker Mayfield showed his scrambling and throwing talents in the Red Raiders first two games against lesser programs' defenses.
Now it's time for the freshman walk-on to face No. 24 TCU, which returns nine starters from Big 12's top defense last season.
Mayfield, third in the nation with 390 yards passing, wasn't sacked in last weekend's 61-13 win over Stephen F. Austin but he went down four times in the win at SMU in Texas Tech's season opener. TCU's defense could show him pressure he's not yet seen.
Texas Tech (2-0) will need a strong performance from its inexperienced offensive line going up against the Horned Frogs in their first Big 12 visit to Lubbock.